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NFL Free Agency: Albert Haynesworth Will Not Be Released By Redskins, According To Report

As the Washington Redskins enter an uncertain NFL free agency period due to the impending lockout, the major team issue remains the future of disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. The Redskins no longer owe him a huge roster bonus, so one might think they would consider outright releasing him. However, that does not appear to be the team's goal at this point.

ESPN's Adam Schefter, speaking on television earlier Tuesday, said the Redskins would rather hold on to Haynesworth and try to trade him, even if no good offers come. Via Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan.

@AdamSchefter was just on @ESPN. Says #Redskins won't be cutting Haynesworth. Will hold on to him if they dont get a decent offer.    

It's hard to tell why anyone would want to trade something for Haynesworth right now, but keep in mind that Haynesworth no longer has a massive contract and is capable of being dominant in the right scheme. There's always a chance a team decides to surrender a low pick to take a chance on Haynesworth. 

However, given Haynesworth's history here, it might be best for the Redskins to just cut him and move on. His presence on the roster will continue to cast a dark shadow on the team as it moves forward.